Auditions Announced for
Disney's NEWSIES The Musical
Director: RICHARD MCKENNA | Music Director: JIM LUURTSEMA | Choreographer: SHARON W. HOUK
Associate Choreographer: CAITLILN NOLAN BEAUDRY
The Warner Stage Company will hold Open Auditions for a
Main Stage Musical production of Disney's NEWSIES on Sunday, August 12th and Monday, August 13th (by appointment only)
The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Main Stage Musical production of Disney's NEWSIES The Musical on Sunday, August 12th and Monday, August 13th by appointement. The production is directed by Richard McKenna with music director Jim Luurtsema, choreographer Sharon W. Houk and associate choreographer Caitlin Nolan Beaudry. It will be presented on the Main Stage beginning November 3, 2018.
Seize the Day! Be the King of New York! All roles are open to audition. We are seeking a large ensemble cast (ages 10 and up) for this production. There are 9 principal & supporting roles plus ensemble. Roles are available for all genders ages 10+. Numerous roles for young adults and teens as well as roles for older adults and seniors. Auditioners seeking principal or supporting roles must be at least 16 years old.  
All auditioning for principal, supporting and non-newsie roles must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing up to 32 bars but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized Broadway-style musical selection in the style of NEWSIES that showcases their vocal range. Musical selections do not need to be from Disney’s NEWSIES. 
Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder will not be allowed. 
Auditioners may be asked to learn a short dance/movement combination taught at the audition and may also be asked to read from the script. 
A separate dance call is scheduled for those performers who do not sing but dance and/or move very well. If you are interested in a dance role only, please schedule your appointment for the Dancer Call on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 5pm. Dancers should dressed ready to dance (jazz shoes preferred) and be warmed up and ready to move. All dancers should bring tap shoes, if you have them.
We will also be casting a “pit choir” for the production which would require singers to attend music rehearsals with the on-stage cast/dancers as well as off-stage singing during the run of the show. The pit choir would be required to attend all music rehearsals, orchestra sitzprobe, tech week rehearsals and all performances.
Please note: Audition appointment spaces are limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis.
The specific appointment breakdown is as follows:
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 3:00pm (By Appointment)
CHILDREN ONLY (Aged 10-15) auditioning for the role(s) of LES and NEWSIES ENSEMBLE
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 5:00pm (By Appointment)
DANCERS ONLY (No Singing Audition Required)
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:00pm (By Appointment)
ALL OTHER ROLES (Principal, Supporting, Ensemble)
Monday, August 13, 2018 at 7:00pm (By Appointment)
ALL OTHER ROLES (Principal, Supporting, Ensemble)
Rehearsals will be held three times per week on Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings (7:00-10:00pm) with one Wednesday evening rehearsals on September 5th. Some performers may be called for additional choreography rehearsals which will be determined once we review all schedule conflicts from those cast in the production. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
Tech week rehearsals will be Sunday through Thursday, October 28 – November 1, 2018. We do ask that Friday, November 2, 2018 be held in case an additional tech week rehearsal is needed. We will be rehearsing on Halloween (October 31st). The pickup rehearsal will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
Please have all conflicts for the rehearsal period available, and please note on Audition Form. If you are unable to make the mandatory tech week rehearsals and/or pickup rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.
The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers.
CALLBACKS:     Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7:00pm (if needed)
Please visit our website at and fill out the online appointment request form or send an email to to schedule your appointment.
An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition. Audition appointments requested on-line or by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.
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